Category: Clothing

How Fashion Companies Can Take Responsibility for Their Waste and Move Toward A Just, Circular Textile Economy

The consequences of the clothing industry’s high volume, linear production model are devastating. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy that develops stewardship programs for producers to take responsibility for the end-of-life phase of their products. If done well, textile EPR could help catalyze shifts in textile material choices, production volumes, and design for longevity and circularity.

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Herderin Begins with the Body and Soul

“What if garment consideration began with asking: Where would you like to be held? Where would you like to have some more support? Feel some weight around your shoulders, or something snug around your low back or abdomen? Could a garment play a role in healing you? Could it feel like wearing a parent’s clothes? What can clothing do for us, emotionally?”

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A Toolkit for Fibersheds & Brands. Part 1: Fibershed Stories

Fibersheds nationwide are advancing a new approach to textile supply chains. This article hones in on three examples of Fibersheds doing this work and shares key lessons about rebuilding U.S. fiber infrastructure. With more brands coming to fibersheds, both parties need to understand where the other is coming from and work to build alliances with more than just a handshake. 

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